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    James' Sketchbook. UK A Level Art - AS Year. [LOOK!]

    Hi guys and thanks for clicking on my sketchbook thread!

    Well, a little about me and my ways of life. I'm a genuinely nice out-going guy who loves to meet new people and explore new things. I'm very sporty and attend the gym alot, i've just left my secondary school for 12 weeks (summer holidays) after doing my be GCSE's, i'll be returning to start my A levels in September and of course will taking Art!

    What i've been doing since the day I created this thread. Well, when I made this thread I was right in the middle of my Art GCSE final exam and sketching/painting ALOT! Maybe a bit too much although people say you can never do enough! Since I left school i've kind of neglected my art and turned into a bindge drinking slob! Which is going to change. So yeah, i'm here now getting back into sketching/ink portraits for the time been.

    Comments/Criticism are always welcome and I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to even have a gander through my work.

    As I said i'm a nice guy always looking to learn and meet new people. I'm never shy of a chat and loving making new friends so if you'd like to chat and get to me know me it'd be great.

    My msn's J.franny@hotmail.com for anyone who's interested!

    Thanks!
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    sorry...
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    Sorry about the above posts, i got a scanner today, heres another pic i did last night from ref

    first is 4b pencil, second is a crappy ink pen that didnt flow smoothly =(

    got some new supplies today along with some sweet coloured pencils
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    It looks like you're off to a good start.

    I do not know what else you may have illustrated, but I may have a few tips for you.

    The first portrait you posted would do well to have some ears. Also, it looks like you tend to draw at a larger scale in the middle of your surface area, which really makes working other drawings in there kind of awkward and difficult. Try drawing a few practice portraits at a smaller scale at the top reading left to right, so you can analyze the face more carefully and reason out your game plan before you draw the portrait at a much larger scale. Its very easy to get lost doing a large illustration, which is why its very important to work on some thumbnail sketches first.

    Other than that, lets see a little more diversity.

    Your rendering skills are impressive, but there is still plenty of other skills to work on.
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    @ odion, i have lots of work at school which ill take pics of in time, im currently working on a portrait rom ref, in coloured pencils, well, i dno yet, maybe pencil, thanks tho for the advice
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    decided to try my new pastels out, ref, www.flickr.com random pics of peoples faces

    30mins

    didnt try to make it my best, just experimenting
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    Another quickie pastel, lim starting to like these, might do a coloured pencil portrait later on tho, tired atm =/

    again im not trying to get loads of detail in, just getting use to the media

    + they make alot of mess lol!
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    nice pencils i got today
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    Hey, Nice work so far, you obviously have a good eye. I like the rendering of your teacher, the upward angle gives him serious authority.

    Draw draw draw, you got potential
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    thanks ead
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    nice stuff! it looks like you've got a good grasp on pastel and pencil technique. keep it up!
    Incessant Doodlings of a Wandering Mind (my sketchbook)
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=96904

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    "Only the mediocre are always at their best."-Jean Giraudoux
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    Thanks ignogmius!

    couple of weeks back
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    ill have a few more pencils up today guys, im right in the mood
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